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Benzema accepts Saudi Arabia’s offer and leaves Real Madrid

Karim Benzema goes to Saudi Arabia. The French striker has finally accepted the astronomical signing from the Arab country and will leave Real Madrid after 14 seasons at the White House.

Offer to Benzema this week

At the beginning of this week, the French striker met in Madrid with an emissary from the Saudi League who made him the succulent offer. 200 million for two seasons and the possibility of extending the contract with an optional third. An offer that at 35 seemed difficult to reject.

after that call Karim telephoned Florentino Pérez and told him that he wanted to take a few days to decide what to do with his future. Although the club and the player had already agreed to the renewal agreement for one more season, which was also included in the contract in a clause for winning the Ballon d’Or, the president told the striker to take the time he needed and to He had the doors of Madrid open both to stay and hang up his boots at the club, and to go to Saudi Arabia before such a dizzying offer.

Karim is leaving Real Madrid after playing fourteen seasons in the white team in which he has played 438 games and scored 353 goals, making him the second top scorer in the history of the Merengue club behind Cristiano Ronaldo (451) and with thirty more than Raúl González Blanco.

Benzema’s departure opens a hole in the white squadwho was already combing the market to reinforce the striker position, to which The Spanish player Joselu will arrive on loan, taking over for Mariano. However, the departure of Karim forces us to go to the market in search of a 9 of international hierarchy and the chosen one is Harry Kane. A striker who likes in the offices and likes Ancelotti in the dressing room.

Kane, the target

Kane, at 29, is in the showcase after Tottenham has been left out of the Champions League. The starting price, according to the English press, would be 120 million, but the whites would not spend more than 80 for it, because they have already closed the purchase of Bellingham, and the price of the Borussia Dortmund midfielder will not drop below 100 million in any case.


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